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Palestine UN Envoy Condemns Israel’s Approval of National Law



Riyad Mansour, the Palestine’s UN envoy, said Israel has approved “the Jewish nation-state law” and made an apartheid state in the occupied lands to segregate the Palestinian people which is similar to the US segregation of the Black.

Israelis are not seeking a two-state solution, they are rather pursuing a de facto annexation of the Palestinian land.

Israel’s parliament adopted a bill that declares the occupying entity “the nation-state of the Jewish people,” what has been criticized as it could cause discrimination against its own Arab population.

Considering the draft law, Jerusalem al-Quds is the capital of Israel and Hebrew is the official language while relegating Arabic from an official language to a “special status.” NGOs and right groups had criticized the law as a racist one which would divide society.

After putting a fence to separate Gaza from the Israeli-occupied territories, tensions grew and led to “The Great March of Return” demonstration, in which people demanded to return to their homeland. The situation got worse on May 14, the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Nakba Day (the Day of Catastrophe), when the US embassy relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds.

About 150 Palestinians have been killed, 14,811 have been injured with 366 who are in critical condition.